This Day in History for 4th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 182

422 - St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
476 - Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
1024 - Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany
1260 - Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
1282 - King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
1414 - Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs
1479 - King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
1571 - Catholic rebellion in Scotland
1609 - Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
1618 - "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed
1682 - English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
1778 - City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
1781 - Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
1786 - -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
1805 - 1st edition of Batavian State Courrier published
Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert FultonCommercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton 1807 - Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1813 - First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
1833 - 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
1842 - Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
1854 - English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
1862 - General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
1862 - North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
1862 - Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
1864 - Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
1866 - 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
1870 - The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1882 - 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station
1884 - Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1885 - 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
1888 - George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
1893 - English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
1894 - In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
1894 - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
1899 - 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
1904 - Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
Children's Author Beatrix PotterChildren's Author Beatrix Potter 1906 - NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
1908 - Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
1911 - Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
1912 - First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
1914 - General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
1914 - France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
1916 - Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
1918 - Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
1918 - US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
1919 - 39th US Men's Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (6-4 6-4 6-3)
1919 - British intervene in Petrograd
1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
1923 - A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
1923 - NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0
1923 - Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
1930 - Cambridge Theatre opens in London
1932 - 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
1933 - 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
1933 - Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
1934 - Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1936 - Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain
1936 - Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
1937 - Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
1938 - Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1939 - Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War
1939 - German troops move into Danzig
1939 - Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
1939 - Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated
1939 - RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
1940 - CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
1940 - Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile
1940 - Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands
1941 - NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
1941 - US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
1941 - Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
1942 - Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
1944 - 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - 64th US Men's Tennis: Frank Parker beats Wm F Talbert (6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3)
1944 - British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
1944 - Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
1944 - US 1st Army frees Namen
1945 - Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
1945 - US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
1948 - "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
1949 - Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
1950 - First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
1950 - D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
1950 - Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
1950 - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 - 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
Tennis Player Vic SeixasTennis Player Vic Seixas 1951 - 71st US Men's Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1)
1951 - NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
1951 - US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1953 - WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
1953 - WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
1954 - Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
1956 - The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.
1957 - Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 227

1241 - Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
1249 - Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders/Savoy
1383 - Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye/last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)
1454 - Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
1557 - Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
1563 - Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
1596 - Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
1622 - Jacob Hintze, composer
1647 - Gerard Noodt, Dutch lawyer
1717 - Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
1736 - Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer
1746 - Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
1755 - Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
1761 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer
1768 - Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
1778 - Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)
1793 - Edward Bates, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1869)
1795 - Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)
1801 - Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
1802 - Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
1803 - Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849)
1810 - Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships
1815 - Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
1815 - Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
1816 - Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
1824 - Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
1824 - Phoebe Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary)
1825 - Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
1826 - Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
1832 - Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
1843 - Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs
1843 - Jan Levoslav Bella, composer
1846 - Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers
1848 - Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
1848 - Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
1850 - Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto)
1851 - John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member
1853 - Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
1859 - Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
1869 - Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
1870 - Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
1872 - [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress/wife of Joseph of Lyre
1874 - Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach
1880 - Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
1885 - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
1885 - Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
1886 - Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
1888 - Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
1892 - Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)
1893 - Henry Schultz, US, farm commune leader
1896 - Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea)
1896 - Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
1900 - Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder
1901 - Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)
Mr Jaguar William LyonsMr Jaguar William Lyons (1901) 1901 - William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)
1902 - Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
1902 - Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
1904 - Julian Hill, research chemist
1904 - Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director
1905 - Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
1906 - Alexander Moyzes, composer
1906 - Antanas Raciunas, composer
1906 - Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
1907 - Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
1907 - Maurice Ashley, historian
1908 - Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
1908 - Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
1909 - Karel Horky, composer
Nazi Physician Eduard WirthsNazi Physician Eduard Wirths (1909) 1909 - Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)
1912 - Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639)
1913 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
1913 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
1914 - Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
1915 - Dick Thomas, Phila Pa, TV host (Village Barn)
1915 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
1916 - Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
1917 - Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
1918 - Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)
1918 - Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)
1918 - William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)
ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul HarveyABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey (1918) 1919 - Howard Morris, comedic actor (High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York
1920 - Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
1920 - Teddy Johnson, British singer
1920 - Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
1922 - Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
1924 - Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
1925 - Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
1926 - Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- )
1926 - Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player
1927 - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1928 - Dick York, Fort Wayne Ind, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind)
1928 - Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors)
1929 - Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
1930 - Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
1931 - Mitzi Gaynor, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
1932 - Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico)
1932 - Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
1933 - Richard Castellano, Bronx, actor (Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger)
Economist Clive GrangerEconomist Clive Granger (1934) 1934 - Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate
1937 - Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 10 of 10

Abolitionist William Lloyd GarrisonAbolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1834) 1834 - Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson
1930 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989 - Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
1993 - Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
1996 - Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
1998 - "Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson
2004 - Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
2006 - Television presenter Sally Meen (41) weds show business agent Russ Lindsay at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey
Actress Kim CattrallActress Kim Cattrall (1998) 2009 - Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2011 - Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 90 of 90

422 - St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
454 - Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
799 - Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
1037 - King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
1063 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
1085 - Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
1199 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
1537 - Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
1553 - Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
1571 - Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
1588 - Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, dies at 87
1644 - John Wtenbogaert, theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
1709 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1759 - Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80
1767 - Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
1780 - John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
1784 - Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
1794 - John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
1804 - Richard Somers, American naval officer
1828 - Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
1845 - Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
1852 - William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
1853 - Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
1864 - John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
1903 - Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
1905 - Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
1907 - Edvard Grieg, composer, dies at 64
1907 - Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
1916 - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
1918 - Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
1922 - Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
1937 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
1938 - Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
1944 - Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1946 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
1960 - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
1963 - Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
1964 - W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
1965 - Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
1970 - James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
1972 - Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
1974 - Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
1974 - Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
1974 - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
1975 - Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
1977 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
1977 - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
1977 - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
1979 - Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
1979 - Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
1980 - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
1981 - Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
1985 - George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
1985 - Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg (1986) 1986 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75
1989 - Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
1989 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
1990 - Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
1990 - Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
1991 - Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
1991 - Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
1991 - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
1991 - Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
1992 - John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
1993 - Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
1993 - Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
1993 - Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
1994 - Laurentius LM "Laurens" van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist, dies at 66
1994 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
1995 - Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
1995 - Edmond Jouhaud, general, dies at 90
1995 - John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
1995 - William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
1996 - Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
1997 - Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
1997 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
1998 - Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
2001 - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
2002 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
2003 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
2003 - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
2004 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
2004 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
2004 - James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
2006 - Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
Naturalist and TV Star Steve IrwinNaturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin (2006) 2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)
2006 - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
2006 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
2011 - Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
2014 - Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

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